Tonight we have a session from Birkenhead’s second best punk band, Crapsons, who play the Rock City this Friday with Half Man Half Biscuit and last Friday they released a mini-album on Friday called ‘Songs To Make A Brew To’ (see review) featuring beautifully horrible short blasts of social commentary…
The songs in session were recorded by the team at The Ferret, Preston during lockdown in March 2021 – it went out live on Facebook – bringing back not too distant memories of those weird times when bands played virtual gigs – (I’ve done a few myself, but only because no one turned up – nothing to do with lockdown).
The last time two members of Parker played over here it was a few days before we went into national lockdown. They were called Gas Hands then, but now, with a new bassist, the band from Derry are on a UK tour, and fair play to them. Perhaps they are soothsayers, as by the time you read this martial law will probably have been reinstated (in Wales anyway). (‘Lock your doors, close your minds, only the elite may gather in numbers, you scum can die alone’).More
‘Nananananananananana Boris is a nonce is a nonce, Boris is a nonce…’ Up went the chant from this Scouse partisan crowd. It was both a celebratory and an angry night as Cabbage performed a swan-song-lap-of-honour on this, their final tour.More
EBGB’s and Jacaranda, Liverpool
I am big fan of self-depreciation and the lowering of expectations to all the more be pleasantly surprised when anything goes right or is good, so it’s great to report that Crapfest did exactly NOT what it said on the tin. The theme stemmed from its founders, the anarchic Wirral two-piece of the Crapsons setting up a gig of friends, established band connections, and any excuse for a party.More
Everyone’s favourite crap sons, Crapsons have unleashed a new single / track / download / whatever via their bandcamp page.
It’s a nice little taster to keep you on your toes and is another lambastic beaut. That Bit Between Christmas And New Year is full of scouse wit as the Birkenhead pair compare Lockdown to that bit between Christmas and New Year and rumour has it that it’s ok to punch a Tory in the face (including not-so-Priti Patel).
Plans are afoot to record a new EP, or even album, but in the meantime, why not head to Liverpool on August 29th to see a shedload of bands at CrapFest.
Sharing the stage with Crapsons will be Incisions, Burning Flag, Wanweird, Salt The Snail, Spam Javelin, Problem Patterns and many more…